Forty-two undergraduates with Group rating in the rank list during the past academic year have been awarded Detur Prize books, the oldest scholastic prize on the University, the Dean's office announced today.
Only these students making Group 1 for the first time receive the awards, which were established through a fund left by Edward Hopkins, a London merchant who came to Massachusetts Colony in 1637 and became a leader in colonial affairs.
The Detur winners are given their choice of any book, on the front cover of which is stamped the University seal and on the back cover the Hopkins coat of arms.
The winners of the prizes this year are:
Class of 1938: Gleason L. Archer, Jr., Norwell; Walter P. Arenwald, New York; Benjamin F. Bart, West Redding, Connecticut: Harold Van B. Cleveland, Cincinnati: David E. Feller, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Alvin J. Gordon, Woston; Elpenor R. Ohle, Stonington. Connecticut; William A. Selz. Dayton, Ohio; Albert E Weiner, Waltham; and Charles Zibbell, Dorchester.
Class of 1939: Jerome Le R. Abrams, Long Branch, New Jersey; Josef Alexander Brighton; Bernard Barber, Cambridge: Robert H. Goldman, Lowell; Robert E. Lane, New York; Victor A. Lewinson, New York; James R. Muenger, Toledo. Ohio; Leonard K. Nash, New York; Sidney D. Ross, Lynn; Leon N. Satenstein, Malden; Bernard J. Siegel, Superior, Wisconsin; and William Q. Wolfson, Brooklyn.
Class of 1940: Joseph N. Ball, Jr., Philadelphia; Robert S. Bart, West Redding, Connecticut; Melvin B. Black, Roxbury; Robert H. Clapp, Watertown; William N. Dale, Clinton, New York; Otto W. Fick. Jr.; Oak Park, Illinois; George M. Firestone, St. Paul, Minnesota: Arnold S. Gale, Brookline; Tudor Gardiner, Gardiner, Maine; Leonard C. Holvik, Elbow Lake, Minnesota; Garfield H. Horn, Elk Grove, California; Ward MacL. Hussey, Chicago, Illinois; George S. Kurland, Dorchester; Paul Olum. Binghampton, New York; Robert L. Peesok. Peninsula, Ohio; Isadore N. Rosenberg Boston; Stanley J. Sigel, Portland, Maine; Charles G. Swain Wolaston; Leverett S. Tuckerman, Jr., Saem: and Harry E. White, Dorchester.